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Byrd Having Procedures Fight NOW

Trying to get 10:15 AM tomorrow morning cloture vote taken off the schedule.
As of htis moment, Senator Robert Byrd is having a fight on the Senate floor over the procedures currently set forth in the Senate rules for this debate. Under the pressure of Senator Daschle, they are heading towards a vote on cloture for 10:15 AM tomorrow morning -- cloture being the end of the debate, and the start of the final hours leading up to an actual vote on the resolution itself.

Senator Byrd is requesting that by unanimous consent, the Senate remove that 10:15 AM vote on cloture, because they Senate has only been debating this issue since the end of last week, and that being too short a time for such a wighty issue.

Meanwhile, in an assist to Senator Byrd, Senator Paul Sarbanes, Democrat from Maryland, keeps bringing up the debate on the Panama Canal treaties -- certainly far less serious and solumn an issue than war -- which took place first over six weeks and then over four weeks. And yet the Senate now is being "stampeded" (in Byrd's words) into voting on war in a mere handful of days.

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call Senators to vote against cloture 09.Oct.2002 12:04

The One True b!X

So now is the time to call your Senators and reiterate that you want them to either (1) vote today to remove tomorrow's cloture vote from the schedule; or (2) if the cloture vote remains on the schedule, to vote AGAINST cloture.

thanks for the post 09.Oct.2002 12:31

go byrd

thanks for the post

consolidating info 09.Oct.2002 12:39

business inc.

repost from maxomai

We may not be able to change Gordon Smith's mind, but we can still make sure that he gets the message.

Call Gordon Smith every night this week at one of his phone numbers. Leave an anti-war message on his answering machines. Make sure that his staff gets the message, every morning, that he's out of step with the people of Oregon.

It doesn't matter which number you call: if one is busy, use another one. If they're all full, then try again another night.

(202)224-3753 (Washington, DC)
(503)326-3386 (Portland, OR)
(541)278-4109 (Pendleton, OR)
(541)465-6750 (Eugene, OR)
(541)608-9102 (Medford, OR)
(541)318-1396 (Bend, OR)

toll-free switchboard at 1-800-648-3516

consolidating info2 09.Oct.2002 12:52

company ltd.

Below you will find a list of Senators who have already begun to voice the country's concerns about this bill. You can call their office between 9am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time (Mon-Fri), or email anytime!

*** You can also access through the toll-free switchboard at 1-800-648-3516 ****


Senator Edward M. Kennedy MA (202) 224-4543 Fax: (202) 224-2417
email in form at  http://kennedy.senate.gov/contact.html or  senator@kennedy.senate.gov

Senator Robert Byrd VW (202) 224-3954 Fax: (202) 228-0002  senator_byrd@byrd.senate.gov

Richard Lugar (IN) 202-244-3814 Fax 202-228-0360  senator_lugar@lugar.senate.gov

Senator Dianne Feinstein CA (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954
email in form at  http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html

Senator Russell D. Feingold WI (202) 224-5323 Fax: (202) 224-2725
 Russell_Feingold@feingold.senate.gov

Senator Joseph R Biden Jr. DE (202) 224-5042 FAX (202)-224-0139  Senator@Biden.Senate.gov

Senator Carl Levin MI (202) 224-6221 Fax: (202) 224-1388  senator2@levin.senate.gov

Senator Patrick J. Leahy VT (202) 224-4242 Fax: (202) 224-3479  senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle SD (202) 224-2321 Fax: (202) 224-6603
email in form at  http://daschle.senate.gov/webform.html

ADDITIONAL SENATORS TO CONTACT:

DERBIN
WYDEN
JEFFORDS

I called Sen Smith 09.Oct.2002 12:55

anon

Earlier today I call Senator's Smith's DC office because I had heard conflicting reports on his possition.( KBOO had one and NPR another)

I had to call DC because I was just getting voice mail here in Portland.

His receptionist fed me Bushit and woudn't directly state his possition so I asked her another question.

Having read in the Oregonian Living that the Senator's daughter had been named named queen of the 2002 Pendleton Round-Up, and knowing that the frozen food magnate is worth millions, I asked the Senators office if he has encouraged any of his three kids to sign up and go fight. Or, if the Senator would encourage the pResident to send his daughters off to fight.

She didn't like my question and quickly cut me off. But the point is valid. The war hawks keep saying we must to war NOW. But none of THEIR family will be available(college and all).

Need I say more?

PS To those of you I met as Wyden's office occupation yesterday, I say thank you!

Wrong Number 09.Oct.2002 13:07

Operatur

Richard Lugar (IN) 202-244-3814

Wrong number, private residence.

224 not 244 09.Oct.2002 14:06

The One True b!X

It's likely 224 not 244 in thaqt phone number, because 224 is the Senate exchange, so it's just a typo.